Tag: "watching" at medical news
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...scientists found that for every hour per day spent watching
baby DVDs and videos, infants understood an averag...is on the manufacturers to prove their claims that watching
these programs can positively impact childrens cognitive development. As part of the telephone inte...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...se and followed the mice for an additional month, watching
for effects in the brain regions that were awash in higher-than-normal levels of IL-1beta. Its the first use of an organism where scientists can boost IL-1beta in select areas and then watch what happens as the process unfolds. The team expected to...
Inactive kids storing up illness for the future
...rmore, half the pupils spent 4 hours or more a day watching
television or videos or playing computer games. Fa...are professionals. Inactive behaviour, such as watching
television, may predict subsequent adult overweight and obesity in children and adolescent. However...
A closer look inside our lungs -- Penn researchers develop 2 novel imaging techniques
...njecting polarized carbon-13-labeled molecules and watching
its conversion in real time. They can take images of the carbon-13 as it shuffles through the metabolic steps inside the cell. Rahim Rizi, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology at Penn, explains, "We observe the polarized carbon-13 labeled molecul...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...an, more than 700 children were hospitalized after watching
a cartoon explosion on a show called Pokemon," Cushman said. "And with numbers like that, theres more at play than the mere two in 10,000 patients that statistics show are vulnerable to light-induced epilepsy. Weve begun to wonder if even people not ...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
...er young inventors discover science is amazing and watching
their first moment of discovery is very rewarding. Ball has been deeply involved as a technical advisor and co-host of Design Squad, a new engineering-based reality show for kids ages 9-13 that will air nationally on PBS beginning in February 2007...
Less television and more gathering around the dinner table prevents
...ily meal more often and cutting down on television watching
can help keep children from becoming overweight, a...The children who were persistently overweight were watching
about 16 hours of television per week." Members of the persistently overweight groups al...
Mayo Clinic shows adding activity to video games fights obesity
...y obese. Both groups were tested while sitting and watching
television, playing a traditional video game, play...ng two types of activity-required video games, and watching
television while walking on a treadmill. The results showed that sitting while watching
RAND study finds adolescent Asian immigrants improve their good health habits over time
...ets and seat belts and higher levels of television watching
and video game playing than white peers, those differences disappeared over the first two generations born in the United States. Asian adolescents also either maintained or improved their better nutrition as compared with whites. Allen said more re...
Blocking an inter-generational cycle of obesity
...tion before birth makes obesity harder to reverse, watching
too much television, lack of exercise and eating junk food will still make people fat. Healthy food choices and moderate activity levels are very important for everyone, regardless of their beginnings." Researchers in the Early Origins of Adult Hea...
One-third of US youth not physically fit
...ants who reported more sedentary behavior, such as watching
television or playing video games, and those who spent less time being physically active were more likely not to be physically fit. Based on standards developed by experts and used by schools and school districts nationally, about 65 percent of you...
Parents describe their spiritual needs when facing a child's death
...ember that they are] up in heaven happy and always watching
over you like you watched over them.") Parents also emphasized being guided by insight and wisdom, inner values, and spiritual virtues such as hope, trust, and love. Of note, parents wrote much more freely about spiritual/religious themes when ...
Televised movie trailers expose youth to images of tobacco use
...o smoke if their favorite movie stars do, and that watching
movies in which characters smoke can have an immediate effect on their attitudes toward smoking. Cheryl G. Healton, Dr.P.H., American Legacy Foundation, Washington, D.C., and colleagues studied all 216 movie trailers that aired in the United States ...
Watching wrestling associated with date fighting and other violence
...adolescents in a negative way." The frequency of watching
wrestling was highest among students who engaged i...g alcohol or using drugs. The relationship between watching
wrestling and date fighting persisted after adjusting for multiple other factors, according to the s...
Study suggests TV watching lowers physical activity
...06 issue. "Clearly the more time a person spends watching
television the less time they have to be physicall...ed the study participants' decisions to spend time watching
television," said the paper's lead author, Gary Bennett, PhD, of Dana-Farber's Center for Community-...
Virtual realities against pain
...r than the traditional distraction methods such as watching
a film or playing a simple computer game. The ADTs simulate real-life situations, and the possibilities are infinite. For example, until now users could choose between taking a flight, driving, downhill skiing, exploring buildings and many more act...
What leads to obesity in rural communities?
...as eating a high-fat diet or spending leisure time watching
television, and being middle-aged were strongly related to obesity. However environmental factors, such as distance from recreational facilities and other destinations, feeling unsafe from crime and traffic and poor aesthetics of the neighborhood, al...
Link between income and happiness is mainly an illusion
...passive leisure" activities such as socializing or watching
television, which the respondents viewed as more enjoyable. According to the government statistics, men making more than $100,000 per year spend 19.9 percent of their time on passive leisure, compared to 34.7 percent for men making less than $20,00...
Physiological markers for cutting, other self-harming behaviors by teenage girls found
...hmia in their parasympathetic nervous system while watching
the film clip. These measures, the researchers argue, support the idea that the inability to regulate emotions and impulsivity can trigger self-harming behavior. "This research supports the primary theory that borderline personality disorder is caus...
Studies to date say erectile dysfunction drugs affect other systems, mostly for the better
...of many parents fielding questions from their kids watching
TV. But with sildenafil and the subsequent introduction and marketing of Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil), many men have found answers to a once-unmentionable condition. "As more and more patients seek therapy for sexual dysfunction, it is...
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